By Sgt Mark Pikul, Geomatics Cell, CFSME
Photo: Pictured left - students receiving certificates, center - Course NCO, WO Browning, 36 CER and right, Reviewing Officer, LCol Martineau, CO 35 RGC.
19 August 2015 marked the graduation of the first DP1, Primary Reserve Geomatics Technician course. This course ran for five and a half weeks and introduced the students to the basic concepts and skills required to be a Geomatics Technician in the Canadian Armed Forces. The students came from 35 CER in Quebec City and 36 CER in Halifax.
This was the first course for Reserve Geo techs and a great deal of work went into making it a success. It started with MCE and CTC/AITA coming together to develop the QS and TP. Reserve units were then faced with recruiting challenges given a new MOSID. Finally, Geo techs from CFSME, 4 ESR, CTC and 36 CER arrived at CFSME in Gagetown to ensure the course's delivery. This team came together and laid a solid foundation for the future of Reserve Geo techs.
Congrats to all on a job well done.